Gossamer Tapestry

Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Salutaciones de Morelia


Greetings from Morelia. I've been here two days and haven't been out of the hotel yet. The meeting has been exhausting. I'm still processing my response to the whole thing- I'll try to do a post about my take on the status of the monarch butterfly later. My perceptions and some of what is being discussed here do not entirely match up, though I am learning that some aspects of the situation are worse than I previously appreciated.

The weather has definitely been nicer than at home. I left in a blinding snowstorm. One result of that is that I got into Morelia at 4 Wednesday morning. The meeting started at 9 AM. Yuk. Tonight, a group of us are going out to dinner. Saturday is the trip to the monarch sanctuary. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures.

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4 Comments:

At 12:15, Anonymous Jyoti said...

Yes, please take lots of photos at the monarch sanctuary ... I can image the weather being much more pleasant there ...

 
At 21:45, Blogger Ur-spo said...

yes to lots of pictures but don't go climbing no trees.

 
At 13:04, Blogger Dave Coulter said...

On another subject did you know that the Chicago Fire and the Morelia Monarcas soccer clubs formed a loose knit partnership a few years back?

Try and catch a match while your in town!

 
At 13:37, Blogger Doug Taron said...

Jyoti- I took plenty of pictures but wasn't happy with how they turned out.

Spo- No trees were climbed.

Dave- I didn't know that, but I'm not surprised for a couple of reasons. The Michoacanos are very proud of being the home to the butterflies, so lots of things there get named for them. Here in Chicago, roughly 25% of the Mexican-Americans trace their origins to Michoacán, so a relationship between the Fire and the Morelia soccer club makes a lot of sense.

 

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